On Friday night, after the Supreme Court failed to take on the Texas case, Texas GOP Chairman Allen West released a statement.
Allen West suggests in his statement that law-abiding states may join together and form a union of states that will abide by the Constitution of the United States.
“The Supreme Court, in tossing the Texas lawsuit that was joined by seventeen states and 106 US congressman, [has] decreed that a state can take unconstitutional actions and violate its own election law — resulting in damaging effects on other states that abide by the law, while the guilty state suffers no consequences,” West wrote.
“This decision establishes a precedent that says states can violate the U.S. Constitution and not be held accountable,” West continued. “This decision will have far-reaching ramifications for the future of our constitutional republic.
“Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the Constitution,” he noted.
The high court’s decision was the latest legal setback in GOP efforts “to stop the steal” of the 2020 election .
Texas asserted it had a right “to demand that all other States abide by the constitutionally set rules in appointing presidential electors to the electoral college.” It claimed that other states suffered whenever one state “violates federal law to affect the outcome of a presidential election.”
But the court dismissed the case based on that issue, according to The Associated Press. It said that Texas “has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections.”
A referendum for Texas to break off from the U.S.?
Earlier in the week, Texas state Rep. Kyle Biedermann, R-Fredericksburg, called for a referendum that would allow voters to decide if Texas should break off from the U.S.
“The federal government is out of control and does not represent the values of Texans. That is why I am committing to file legislation this session that will allow a referendum to give Texans a vote for the State of Texas to reassert its status as an independent nation,” Biedermann said in a statement.
“This legislation perfectly aligns with Article 1 Section 2 of the Texas Constitution which reads: “All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient,” he added.
Moreover, this week, radio host Rush Limbaugh also claimed that, considering the chronic conflicts between conservatives and liberals, maybe a fissure in the U.S. was unavoidable.
“I actually think — and I’ve referenced this, I’ve alluded to this a couple of times because I’ve seen others allude to this — I actually think that we’re trending toward secession,” Limbaugh said on his show Wednesday, according to MediaMatters.org.
“It can’t go on this way,” he continued. “There cannot be a peaceful coexistence of two completely different theories of life, theories of government, theories of how we manage our affairs. We can’t be in this dire a conflict without something giving somewhere along the way.”
During a Friday appearance on “Hannity,” Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said the president’s legal team isn’t done with its elections challenges.
“The people of this country are entitled to a hearing on this,” he said. “They should have at least given us a hearing so that we can present our facts and not just pushed it off to the side so no one would ever get to hear these facts.”
Meanwhile, President Trump tweeted: “WE HAVE JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT!!!”